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Lot 705

Two Geometric Inlaid Sailor's Boxes

Estimate: $500 - $700

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$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

American/British, 19th century, each of rectangular form with hinged lid with mirrored back opening to velvet lined interior with removable fitted and divided tray: one with hexagon and star geometric patterned inlay, square and diamond borders, red velvet interior, 8-1/4 x 14 x 8-3/4 in.; one with octagon and star inlay, diamond borders, heart escutcheon, blue velvet interior, removable mirrored back panel, 7 x 13-1/4 x 9 in. Note: From a private collection representing 18th and 19th century tea caddies and boxes of various designs from America, Britain, Asia and Europe.

Provenance: Private Collection, Colorado


each with scattered scratches and edge bumps, some chips, losses, and restorations to inlay, staining and wear to interior linings, possible reveneering and later restorations throughout; one with crack and separation to top panel